To change sound preferences in the Windows Control Panel, follow these steps:
1. Select the Start button, then select Settings > System > Sound.
2. In the Sound window, the default output device is the device that Windows uses to play sound. To change it, select the device from the drop-down menu.
3. To adjust the volume, move the slider labeled “Speaker Volume” up or down to increase or decrease the sound level.
4. To control which application has access to your speakers, check the box next to the app you want to control.
5. To customize the sound settings for each type of application, such as music, movies or games, select the app you want to customize, then click Properties.
6. In the Properties window, select the tab labeled “Enhancements” and choose a setting from the drop-down menu. The choices available depend on the audio device you have selected.
7. To completely customize all your sound settings, select the tab labeled “Advanced”. Here you can adjust the sample rate, bit rate, and gain level for each type of sound, including voice, music and other types. You can also enable or disable surround sound, and adjust the balance between front and rear speakers.
8. When you’ve finished adjusting sound settings, click OK to apply your changes.
9. Once the sound settings have been configured, the sound will be adjusted according to the changes you have made.